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Malle_Yeno wrote (edited )

I would recommend Bookchin's "Anarchism, Marxism, and the Future of the Left -- Interviews and Essay, 1993-1998."

It gives a pretty good run-down of the development of leftist movements from his perspective, and presents the case for Communalism. Although, I'll go ahead and say that the essay "Whither Anarchism?" is just him ripping on other academics and I don't think there's a lot to be gained from the essay.

Edit: Spelling. I think I was a bit too hasty to say that there's nothing to be gained from "Whither Anarchism?" because he does put in some criticisms he has about developments in anarchism, like Anti-Rationalism and Primitivism.

Other things I would recommend would be the works of Simon Springer, like "The Anarchist Roots of Geography" which I'm trying to find the pdf for. The book details the history of anarchism in geography, talks about the need for Public Space in radical democracy, and the importance of agonism (versus antagonism) and integralism. He also makes some criticisms of David Harvey's statism.

If you want other essays by him, you might want to look up "Fuck Neoliberalism" and "Why a Radical Geography Must Be Anarchist." (Neither of which are great book club picks because they're short essays, but it's to give a glimpse into the kind of work he does)

Speaking of Harvey, I'd recommend his "A Brief History of Neoliberalism."

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leftous wrote

Oh Id love to read more of Springer's work. This is the book you were referring to: https://www.academia.edu/8352688/The_Anarchist_Roots_of_Geography_Toward_Spatial_Emancipation

I only recently heard about him after that hack article attacking him, and read "Fuck Neoliberalism". Good shit.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I gave reading it a try recently and had a hard time staying interested, personally. I've put up a temporary download link here for anybody who doesn't want to deal with academia.edu. First time doing that so let me know if works fine.

There are a handful of other texts by Springer available here: http://aaaaarg.fail/maker/53109593334fe0726920bcfe

We can coordinate getting them to whoever needs them, if people want to read any.

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Malle_Yeno wrote

This is probably a stupid question, but how do I get files from your second link (the aaaaarg.fail one)? I see a few other works that I think a friend might be interested in.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

It isn't a stupid question!

There's loads of stuff on aaaaarg, which is an invite-only community. As things stand, u/tnstaec has offered here to forward invites. You'll probably want to PM them with a safe email address for an invite. They aren't online all that often but it should work out?

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leftous wrote

Actually looks like the academia.edu doesn't have the full text available for free. =_=

Your riseup link also seems to be down

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I've tried it on Tor and with a VPN and both seem to work fine, I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. But maybe I have no idea what I'm doing. Hm.

Clicking the link should send you to a green-backgrounded page with bird silhouettes and the word "Downloading" after a couple words pass, there should be a button at the bottom left saying "Download" that you can click.

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leftous wrote

My bad, I block scripts by default and it required a script to load. It works now that I allowed it. Thanks!

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I've been unable to find the Bookchin book in my usual bookfinding spots. Do you have a link?

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Malle_Yeno wrote

I don't have a link, and can't seem to find a pdf either. If push comes to shove, I can scan a copy of the book and make a pdf.